Polish arms manufacturer Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów announced the delivery of the first batch of Bor precision rifles to the Polish armed forces.
Under a contract worth nearly 2.9 million Polish złoty ($693,000), the Polish armed forces will receive 50 bolt-action, 7.62 mm Bor precision rifles between 2023 and 2024. The next delivery is scheduled for next year, which is expected to conclude the agreement.
So far, the Polish army has received over 800 Bor rifles from ZM Tarnów, which includes units for the Territorial Defense Forces. In early October, the company conducted training on the construction, operation, maintenance, and use of the Bor precision rifle.
Soldiers from the 11th Małopolska Territorial Defense Brigade took part in the training, and more courses are planned for Polish soldiers, instructors, and employees of armament repair workshops. The Bor precision rifle is a high-precision weapon that originated from Poland. Designed by Aleksander Leżucha in 2005, it has been in service since 2007.
The Alex Tactical Sport and Alex-338 are some of the variants that provide options tailored to the specific needs of snipers. These variants allow flexibility in combat and precision shooting situations, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to meeting the diverse requirements of military and security operations.
The Bor rifle is relatively lightweight, weighing 6.1 kg, which makes it manageable for snipers on the move. The rifle has a total length of 1,038 mm with a barrel that can measure either 680 mm or 560 mm, depending on the variant. This flexibility in barrel length allows users to choose the configuration that best suits their mission and shooting style.